Jamie Fong, MS

Genetic Counselor
Neurology

Jamie Fong received her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley and her master’s degree in human genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. Jamie is a board certified genetic counselor.

Jamie arrived at the Memory and Aging Center (MAC) by way of Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she previously provided genetic counseling to individuals about thoracic aortic aneurysms in a cardiology research setting. Jamie has maintained a long-standing interest in neurogenetics and previously volunteered at the MAC in 2002. To this day, she remembers vividly the moving stories and experiences of MAC families she met many years ago. Jamie is delighted to return to the UCSF team.

Jamie returned to the MAC in 2011. She provides genetic counseling to individuals and families who are affected by or at risk for neurodegenerative conditions. She is intimately involved in the MAC’s efforts to understand the genetic underpinnings of dementia.

Publications: 

Linking tuberous sclerosis complex, excessive mTOR signaling, and age-related neurodegeneration: a new association between TSC1 mutation and frontotemporal dementia.

Acta neuropathologica

Olney NT, Alquezar C, Ramos EM, Nana AL, Fong JC, Karydas AM, Taylor JB, Stephens ML, Argouarch AR, Van Berlo VA, Dokuru DR, Sherr EH, Jicha GA, Dillon WP, Desikan RS, De May M, Seeley WW, Coppola G, Miller BL, Kao AW

Genetic prion disease: Experience of a rapidly progressive dementia center in the United States and a review of the literature.

American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics

Takada LT, Kim MO, Cleveland RW, Wong K, Forner SA, Gala II, Fong JC, Geschwind MD

Genetic Prion Disease Caused by PRNP Q160X Mutation Presenting with an Orbitofrontal Syndrome, Cyclic Diarrhea, and Peripheral Neuropathy.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Fong JC, Rojas JC, Bang J, Legati A, Rankin KP, Forner S, Miller ZA, Karydas AM, Coppola G, Grouse CK, Ralph J, Miller BL, Geschwind MD

Young-onset frontotemporal dementia in a homozygous tau R406W mutation carrier.

Annals of clinical and translational neurology

Ng AS, Sias AC, Pressman PS, Fong JC, Karydas AM, Zanto TP, De May M, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Miller BL, Lee SE

Frontotemporal Dementia and Psychiatric Illness: Emerging Clinical and Biological Links in Gene Carriers.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Block NR, Sha SJ, Karydas AM, Fong JC, De May MG, Miller BL, Rosen HJ

Amyloid in dementia associated with familial FTLD: not an innocent bystander.

Neurocase

Naasan G, Rabinovici GD, Ghosh P, Elofson JD, Miller BL, Coppola G, Karydas A, Fong J, Perry D, Lee SE, Yokoyama JS, Seeley WW, Kramer JH, Weiner MW, Schuff N, Jagust WJ, Grinberg LT, Pribadi M, Yang Z, Sears R, Klein E, Wojta K, Rosen HJ

A novel mutation P112H in the TARDBP gene associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration without motor neuron disease and abundant neuritic amyloid plaques.

Acta neuropathologica communications

Moreno F, Rabinovici GD, Karydas A, Miller Z, Hsu SC, Legati A, Fong J, Schonhaut D, Esselmann H, Watson C, Stephens ML, Kramer J, Wiltfang J, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Coppola G, Grinberg LT

Ascertainment bias causes false signal of anticipation in genetic prion disease.

American journal of human genetics

Minikel EV, Zerr I, Collins SJ, Ponto C, Boyd A, Klug G, Karch A, Kenny J, Collinge J, Takada LT, Forner S, Fong JC, Mead S, Geschwind MD

Altered network connectivity in frontotemporal dementia with C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion.

Brain : a journal of neurology

Lee SE, Khazenzon AM, Trujillo AJ, Guo CC, Yokoyama JS, Sha SJ, Takada LT, Karydas AM, Block NR, Coppola G, Pribadi M, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Fong JC, Weiner MW, Boxer AL, Kramer JH, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW

Genetic CJD with a novel E200G mutation in the prion protein gene and comparison with E200K mutation cases.

Acta neuropathologica communications

Kim MO, Cali I, Oehler A, Fong JC, Wong K, See T, Katz JS, Gambetti P, Bettcher BM, Dearmond SJ, Geschwind MD

Downregulation of microRNA-9 in iPSC-derived neurons of FTD/ALS patients with TDP-43 mutations.

PloS one

Zhang Z, Almeida S, Lu Y, Nishimura AL, Peng L, Sun D, Wu B, Karydas AM, Tartaglia MC, Fong JC, Miller BL, Farese RV, Moore MJ, Shaw CE, Gao FB

Frontotemporal dementia in a Brazilian kindred with the c9orf72 mutation.

Archives of neurology

Takada LT, Pimentel ML, Dejesus-Hernandez M, Fong JC, Yokoyama JS, Karydas A, Thibodeau MP, Rutherford NJ, Baker MC, Lomen-Hoerth C, Rademakers R, Miller BL

Frontotemporal dementia due to C9ORF72 mutations: clinical and imaging features.

Neurology

Sha SJ, Takada LT, Rankin KP, Yokoyama JS, Rutherford NJ, Fong JC, Khan B, Karydas A, Baker MC, DeJesus-Hernandez M, Pribadi M, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Lee SE, Seeley W, Miller BL, Boxer AL

Genetic counseling for FTD/ALS caused by the C9ORF72 hexanucleotide expansion.

Alzheimer's research & therapy

Fong JC, Karydas AM, Goldman JS

A 44-year-old man with profound behavioural changes.

The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques

Laforce R, Kerchner GA, Rabinovici GD, Fong JC, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Grinberg LT

Atypical, slowly progressive behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia associated with C9ORF72 hexanucleotide expansion.

Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry

Khan BK, Yokoyama JS, Takada LT, Sha SJ, Rutherford NJ, Fong JC, Karydas AM, Wu T, Ketelle RS, Baker MC, Hernandez MD, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Lee SE, Rosen HJ, Rabinovici GD, Seeley WW, Rankin KP, Boxer AL, Miller BL

Ligand-induced down-regulation of the cannabinoid 1 receptor is mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor-associated sorting protein GASP1.

FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Martini L, Waldhoer M, Pusch M, Kharazia V, Fong J, Lee JH, Freissmuth C, Whistler JL

A heterodimer-selective agonist shows in vivo relevance of G protein-coupled receptor dimers.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Waldhoer M, Fong J, Jones RM, Lunzer MM, Sharma SK, Kostenis E, Portoghese PS, Whistler JL

Modulation of postendocytic sorting of G protein-coupled receptors.

Science (New York, N.Y.)

Whistler JL, Enquist J, Marley A, Fong J, Gladher F, Tsuruda P, Murray SR, Von Zastrow M